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Multitudes benefit from new Nausori Health Centre

Over 70,000 Fijians will now benefit from the newly refurbished Nausori Health Centre, which will service Fijians in the Rewa Delta, Tailevu, and Naitasiri areas.

Under the health infrastructure support program from the New Zealand government, over $700,000 has been invested in the refurbishment.

This includes the establishment of six new doctors’ consultation rooms, a new and much larger waiting area, a new pharmacy, laboratory unit, treatment room, foot care room, and an improved public sanitary facility.

Speaking at the commissioning of the refurbished facility in Nausori today, Health Minister Dr. Atonio Lalabalavu stated that the newly refurbished health center is ready to serve the people of Rewa, Tailevu, and Naitasiri provinces.

“The improved work environment will motivate the staff of Nausori Health Centre to deliver their best service to the more than 70,000 population under the Nausori Medical Area, who will also find the refurbished facility a clean and pleasant place to be seen and treated.”

“This is a significant show of support and commitment from the New Zealand Government to the health of the people of Fiji… today we are very satisfied with the MFAT’s unique and commendable approach to health infrastructure assistance,” Dr Lalabalavu said.

While work on this project began in October last year, Fijians in the area had sought health services in temporary field hospital tents set up in the parking area.

New Zealand High Commissioner to Fiji Charlotte Darlow spoke on the importance of continuous investment in primary health care in the country.

Darlow said New Zealand’s ability to be able to invest in primary care facilities like this one.

“I think, is so important because for so many members of the community, it is their first and sometimes only point of care, and it is the most accessible point. It’s the point where you know you should bring your children to get vaccinated, as opposed to the point where you can’t get treated for your osteoarthritis,” Darlow said.

This is the fifth project funded by MFAT New Zealand in the Central Division under its infrastructure development project with a total cost of $1.9 million.

Ilaitia Ravuwai
Ilaitia Ravuwai
Journalist | news@fijilive.com

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